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Angela Mayfield # Posted on October 11, 2022 at 7:54 am

Arteries and veins are both part of the circulatory system. Arteries and veins are tubes of muscle your blood flows through. Arteries carry blood away from the heart and veins push blood back towards the heart. Arteries play a crucial role in distributing nutrients, oxygen and hormones throughout the body. Veins hold most of the blood in your body and work together with other blood vessels and your heart to keep your blood flowing and bring blood back to the heart. There are four different heart chambers of the heart including the right atrium, right ventricle, left atrium and left ventricle. These chambers manage your heartbeat and bloodflow throughout the body.
The right atrium receives blood low in oxygen from the body and then empties the blood into the right ventricle.The right atrium receives deoxygenated blood from systemic veins; the left atrium receives oxygenated blood from the pulmonary veins.The right atrium recieves oxygen-poor blood from the body and pumps it into the right ventricle, then the right ventricle pumps the oxygen-poor blood into the lungs. The left atrium then recieves oxygen-rich blood from the lungs and pumps it into the left ventricle. The left ventricle then pumps the oxygen rich blood into the body.
The importance of the four chambers of the heart are the upper chambers, the right and left atria, receive incoming blood. The lower chambers, the more muscular right and left ventricles, pump blood out of the heart. The heart valves, which keep blood flowing in the right direction, are gates at the chamber openings.